Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, May. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$1,504,213-12%3,216--$468$22,843,3431Fox
2Crash (2005)$848,961-6%1,864--$455$10,858,9591Lionsgate
3House of Wax$833,250-13%3,111--$268$13,864,7261Warner Bros.
4The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$682,322-4%3,1330$218$37,177,3662Disney
5The Interpreter$548,2225%2,81450$195$55,475,5953Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$323,138-6%3,4800$93$21,570,6922Sony / Columbia
7The Amityville Horror (2005)$291,509-4%2,478-580$118$60,902,8224MGM
8Sahara (2005)$231,1088%2,516-596$92$62,112,3565Paramount
9A Lot Like Love$208,3400%2,153-349$97$19,328,7053Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$110,957-4%1,541-651$72$39,476,4325Fox